The Internet plays an important role in how people learn, communicate, do business and go about their daily lives. We advise the Australian Government about all Australians having access to high-quality, reliable and affordable Internet services.

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Stay Smart Online

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Bureau of Communications Research
Bureau of Communications Research

The Bureau of Communications Research is our independent research unit. It analyses and publishes economic and statistical data in the communications sector.

Ministry for the Arts
Ministry for the Arts

We develop and administer programs and policies that encourage excellence in art, support cultural heritage and public access to arts and culture.

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Policies (Internet)

The Interactive Gambling Act 2001

Published

It’s illegal to provide some interactive gambling activities, such as 'online casinos', to someone in Australia. Examples include roulette, poker, craps, online 'pokies' and blackjack. Any game of chance, including games of mixed chance and skill played over the internet, is prohibited under the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 if it’s provided to someone who is physically in Australia....

Anti-Spam legislation

Published

Spam Act 2003 Explanatory memorandum Spam (Consequential Amendments) Act 2003 Explanatory memorandum Spam Regulations 2004 Explanatory statement

Current consultations